Take any common household object and tell how it is used. Does this relate to any value or moral you want your children to learn?
Think about the area in life where you are an expert. (dogs, cooking, computers, gardening, firefighting?) Come up with examples of something you do, and how it symbolizes something larger in life.
Here are some morals or values that you might relate objects to:
2. Turn the whole thing into a flannel board story.
3. Have your child illustrate the story.
4. Tell the story but leave out the conclusion and ask your class what they think the story means, or what the moral of the story would be.
5. Divide your family into 2 groups. Give each group the same object and have each group come up with a lesson using that object.
6. When you are tempted to lecture your child, take a minute and think up a word picture. This will have much more impact than a lecture.
7. Stories have an emotional impact on the listener that cannot be matched with a lecture.
8. When using a word picture or parable, use a story the the listener can relate to well, then your message will be even stronger.
9. Are you looking for a simple way to come up with appropriate things to do with your family on Sunday? Having a short object lesson every week is a good solution.
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